Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (198)

Cormac Devlin

Ceist:

198. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide an update on the provision of fibre broadband under the national broadband plan for Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26999/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin is located in the BLUE area on the NBP High Speed Broadband Map which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. BLUE areas were not included in the State intervention area covered by the National Broadband Plan as commercial operators were either providing high speed broadband or had indicated future plans to do so. My Department defines high speed broadband as a connection with minimum speeds of 30Mbps download and 6Mbps upload. The activities of commercial operators delivering high speed broadband within BLUE areas are not planned or funded by the State and my Department has no statutory authority to intervene in that regard.

As it has been highlighted that high speed broadband is not being provided to some premises on Adelaide Street, enquiries have been made to eir, to determine why this is the case. On receipt of a reply from eir, an update will be sent to the Deputy.

Question No. 199 answered with Question No. 188.